Preview Pane becomes Edit Pane after viewing images

I’m a student, so I put a lot of screenshots of slides into my notes, but every time I click on the image itself in the file explorer, it converts the preview pane that I have on the right to an edit pane, meaning that when I go back to my notes, I have to change it back to a preview pane.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a note and command+click to open the preview pane on the right
  2. In the file explorer on the left, click any image
  3. Reselect the note and you will see the right pane is now a linked edit pane rather than a preview plane.

Expected result

I expect that when switching from an image to a note, my preview pane should remain a preview plane.

Actual result

It turns into an edit pane


  • Operating system: MacOS Big Sur 11.6
  • Obsidian version: v0.12.19

Additional information

I don’t I am going to take this as a bug report.
My advise is to navigate back (ctrl-alt-leftarrow) or the back button instead of reopting the same note.

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